• Miles of uncrowded white sandy beaches extend to the horizon, separating the clear blue ocean and undulating grass-covered dunes.

    Fire Island

    National Seashore New York

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  • Pet Restrictions in Effect March 15 through Labor Day

    Dogs/other pets (except for service animals) are not allowed in the wilderness or on any of Fire Island's federally owned oceanfront beaches from March 15 through Labor Day to help protect threatened and endangered beach-nesting shorebirds. More »

  • Backcountry Camping Permit and Access Procedures

    Reservations for required permits must be obtained through www.recreation.gov. Due to the breach at Old Inlet, access to both east and west wilderness camping zones must now be from Watch Hill or points west, and involve a 1½ to 8 mile hike. More »

  • Attention Watch Hill Ferry Passengers

    Due to channel conditions, delay or cancellation of ferry service between Patchogue and Watch Hill may occur. For updated ferry schedule information, please call 631-475-1665.

Business Plan

Cover of Fire Island National Seashore Business Plan, Fiscal Year 2004.
Fire Island National Seashore's Business Plan provides a snapshot of park operations and funding for Fiscal Year 2004. Some recommendations within the means of the Seashore's current staffing and budget levels are being implemented.

The purpose of business planning in the National Park Service (NPS) is to improve the ability of parks to more clearly communicate their financial status with principal stakeholders, including Congress and the American public. Like any other organization, Fire Island National Seashore must account for funds allocated through Congressional appropriations.

This business plan helps communicate the park's financial status

1) by providing a synopsis of the park's funding history;

2) by providing a clear, detailed picture of the park's current park operations and funding; and

3) by outlining park priorities and funding strategies to improve its current situation.

Fire Island National Seashore's business plan uses the same methodology that is applied to other NPS units preparing business plans. The NPS goal is to integrate various management tools—including the Budget Cost Projection Model, Business Plans, Core Operations Analysis, and the Park Scorecard—to provide a more qualitative basis for decision-making.


You may view a copy of this booklet through the following links:

Did You Know?

PWC passes a green channel marker in bay near wooded shoreline and salt marsh.

The use of personal watercraft (PWCs or JetSkis) is restricted within the boundaries of Fire Island National Seashore. While not permitted at National Park Service facilities or near shorelines, PWCs may use the marked channels to access some of the Fire Island communities. More...